Kforce Network Engineer/Security Admin in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Kforce has a client in search of a Network Engineer/Security Administrator in Fort Lauderdale, FL.Essential Functions:

  • Manage and maintain Virtual Infrastructure

  • Assists management in HW design, planning, installation and support

  • Install, configure and make operational servers and SAN/direct attached/network/iSCSI storage

  • Perform system management functions and operations of servers, switches, routers including security and periodical or ad-hoc maintenance tasks

  • Works with existing technologies and suggests/evaluates new ones to improve automation that leads to minimal outages and max uptime

  • Provide support to Project managers for HW/SW projects that includes multiple departmental resources and coordination

Provide computer services Tier III help desk support, including:

  • Third point of contact in all computer hardware, software and telecommunications problems and requests

  • Provide guidance to Tier II help desk support engineers and any other junior team members

  • Analyze problems (both technical and operational) and arrive at workable solutions

  • Dispatch other Computer Services staff and vendor representatives to assist in resolving problems

  • Identify software application, network and hardware malfunctions and take appropriate action to resolve issues ensuring data/system integrity

  • Provide guidance and training to IT Support staff in resolving problems and queries

  • Support the Development Server refreshes into encapsulated networks

  • Provide periodical status reports, and timely communications in case of outages, to the management

  • Relevant Bachelor's degree in Computer Systems, Infrastructure and Administration or equivalent experience

  • Knowledge of infrastructure and server theories, principles, and concepts (typically acquired through the completion of a Bachelor's degree)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expert level proficiency working with EIRGP, BGP routing protocols

  • Must have strong hands-on work experience planning, designing and implementing Cisco Catalyst, Nexus Networks, and VMware Distributed Switching

  • Strong proficiency with TCP/IP, VLAN, VRF, Port Security, Traffic Shaping, Priority Queuing, Class of Service (CoS), Quality of Service (QoS) for VoIP, iSCSI, FCOE, Fiber Channel and Radius

  • Comprehensive hands on experience with LAN/WLAN/WAN/VPN/DMZ topologies

  • Strong working knowledge of Cisco Meraki 802.11 a/b/g/n

  • Strong proficiency with Wireshark and PRTG or SolarWinds equivalent NCM

  • Experience with Checkpoint Firewalls and VMware vShield

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

  • Able to rapidly absorb and apply new technical information

  • Able to maintain focus within a changing environment


  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or better Required

  • MCSE Preferred

  • VMWare Certification Preferred

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours